Posted by Emily Leinbach on July 23rd, 2020
July 23, 2020 – In an effort to manage through the uncertainty driven by COVID-19, FinTech Sandbox has undertaken an effort to highlight stories from across the FinTech ecosystem, providing a platform to share “Stories from the Sandbox.” In their kickoff episode, our very own Jim Urquhart, Managing Director of our FinTech practice, discusses executive recruiting and talent acquisition trends during and in a post-pandemic world. Find the podcast on SoundCloud below.
We don’t know what future looks like for FinTech post-Covid-19. The FinTech industry, which was experiencing strong growth and riding a wave of entrepreneurial activity as the year began, like others has been impacted. We wanted to take this opportunity to talk with one of our partners The Bowdoin Group who is entrenched in the FinTech community and has a unique perspective from working with venture firms, FinTech companies, and potential talent in the space, and discuss the most pressing issues we are facing.
About Jim Urquhart:
Jim has 13 years of team building and executive search experience, collaborating with founders, executive teams, and investors to set and execute against critical hiring plans; ranging from VP roles to their C-level teams. As the Managing Director, FinTech at The Bowdoin Group, Jim specializes in working with VC-backed SaaS and data analytics companies with a special emphasis on RegTech, InsurTech and AI/ML. He is responsible for developing and managing client relationships and executive searches in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and elsewhere in the U.S. With over a decade of experience in the FinTech space, Jim understands the fast-paced environment, and the nuances, skill sets, and expertise it takes for company executives to drive success. He works closely with the FinTech ecosystem, including investors and organizations like FinTech Sandbox, and has provided insights through panel discussions and editorial contributions to the space. Jim’s dedication to helping people has translated into enabling companies to scale by finding the right talent at the right time – from executive roles to full commercial build-outs.
Listen to the episode on SoundCloud below: